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CHEVÉE, Adélie


Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-414 (ext: 2414)
Office: VS 091

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Mentor: Olivier Roy and David Levine


Adélie Chevée is a political scientist with a research focus on popular politics, social movements, contentious politics, elites’ knowledge practices and media, with a special interest in the Middle East. She received her Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her Ph.D. research focused on the contentious politics of revolutionary intellectual labour in the aftermath of the 2011 Uprising in Syria. She is a graduate of Oxford University, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris. 

At the EUI, Adélie will carry a research project on the impact of popular and nationalist ideologies on the dynamics of intellectual and civil society mobilization, using the Syrian opposition media as a case study. Like the EU after the 2008 financial crisis, the Middle East was touched by the erosion of citizens’ trust in intellectual and political elites. Her Ph.D. thesis investigated the emergence of intellectuals who challenged the established elites and proposed new forms of activism and knowledge-practices in the revolutionary press. She will expand this research by examining the impact of post-truth phenomena such as fake news on Middle Eastern societies. This research will help understand why experts and intellectuals are under siege and what solutions have been found to respond to this erosion of trust. She will also work toward turning her thesis into a book. 

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

Adélie has taught ‘Introduction to Comparative Politics’ and ‘States, People, and Power in Asia and Africa’ (undergraduate), and ‘Political Society in the Middle East’ and ‘State and Transformation in the Middle East’ (postgraduate).

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